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Aptitude Tests at Nomura
Nomura are a Japanese investment bank and one of the leading investment banks in the whole world, with bases of operations all over the world in places such as London, New York and Singapore in addition to Japan.
Nomura Application Process
The application process for Nomura (as with many other firms) varies greatly depending on the type of role and department you are applying for. Full time positions have different recruitment paths to internships or some of the graduate placement schemes, and things also differ by division (for example the investment banking division handles recruitment differently than the corporate infrastructure division does).
Nomura seem to vary wildly in their response times to applicants, with some candidates having waited as long as four months before receiving rejection letters or being progressed through to different stages of the process so do not be too concerned if you do not receive a prompt response from them when applying.
Applicants to the corporate infrastructure part of Nomura, if their CV and online application are accepted face an assessment centre which consists of group work, a numerical reasoning test and at least two interviews which primarily consist of competency based interview questions. Applicants to the investment banking division have multiple interviews with different professionals in the business (the number of interviews depends on whether the candidate has applied for an internship or a full time position).
How Nomura use SHL Aptitude Tests
It is not 100% clear if all applicants to Nomura are required to undertake aptitude testing or not. Those applying for a position is the corporate infrastructure part of the business face a standard SHL numerical reasoning test as part of their assessment centre. It is not clear if applicants to other sections of the business must also undertake numerical reasoning tests or any other kind of SHL or other branded aptitude test. If anyone can help update this information please leave a comment on the page and PracticeSHLTests.com will update this information.
Advice for Nomura SHL Numerical Reasoning Test
PracticeSHLTests.com have various resources for aiding users who face upcoming SHL numerical reasoning tests. There is a page that focuses exclusively on numerical reasoning, as well as a general hints and tips section for advice applicable to all types of aptitude or psychometric testing assessments. Taking even a couple of practice numerical reasoning tests will help applicants adjust to the style of thinking required to do well on this type of questioning, and could make a big difference in a candidates score so practising is advised.
Where to Practice SHL Numerical Reasoning Aptitude Tests
The best location on the Internet if you wish to take SHL style practice numerical reasoning tests is the Assessment Day website. Assessment Day has a large number of practice numerical reasoning tests (as well as verbal and inductive reasoning) that give candidates to companies such as Nomura excellent preparation for the real thing.